U.S. Homeland Security warned a number of banking and trading Web sites Thursday-- of a possible terrorist cyber threat. A jihadi Web site – though not associated with al-Qaeda – called for attacks on the financial industry in response to abuses at the U.S.’s holding facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The government said there is no proof of any immediate threat.
NBC News investigative producer Bob Windrem appeared on “Squawk Box” to talk about it. He says Homeland Security considered it such a low-level threat that it didn’t even produce an intelligence report – because there’s no intelligence to qualify it. Some – not all – financial institutions were alerted out of an “abundance of caution.”